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Old 07-08-2011, 10:59 AM   #1
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Default the motorsport fitment thread: because race car!

this thread encompasses all things motorsport: street light warriors, backroad running aka touge, auto-x, track, drag strip, gymkhana, hill climb, stage rally, rally-x, oval, etc.

please follow this format:
year:
model:
motorsport:
wheel model:
wheel size:
wheel offset:
tire brand/model:
tire size:
suspension:
alignment:
fender mods:
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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year: 2006
model: STI
motorsport: Track Days
wheel model: Wedsports TC105N
wheel size: 17x9
wheel offset: +49
tire size: 255/40-17
suspension: KW V3's
fender mods: Slight roll in rear
notes: Run 3mm spacers in from to clear the suspension.

year: 2006
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wheel offset: +45
tire size: 255/40-17
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Old 07-08-2011, 11:38 AM   #3
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year: 2008
model: STi
motorsport: Track Days
wheel model: Volk TE37SL
wheel size: 18x10
wheel offset: +40
tire size: 275/35-18
suspension: 22mm Perring sway bars, Kartboy endlinks, Whiteline sway mount braces
fender mods: rears rolled

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Old 07-08-2011, 12:15 PM   #4
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year: 2006
model: STI
motorsport:Autox
wheel model: SSR Type C-RS
wheel size: 18x10.5
wheel offset: +17
tire size: 285/30/18
suspension: JRZ RS pro
fender mods: cut fenders and fender flares
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Old 07-08-2011, 01:14 PM   #5
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year: 2011
model: STI hatchback
motorsport: Autocross
wheel model: Rota Grid
wheel size: 17X9.0
wheel offset: +42
tire brand/model: Dunlop Star Spec
tire size: 265/40/17
suspension: stock (except swaybars and additional camber bolts in the front)
fender mods: Rolled rear fenders
alignment: -2.0 Front / -1.2ish Rear
spacers: none





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Old 07-08-2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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year: 2005
model: WRX WAGON
motorsport: Auto-x, track
wheel size: 17x8 (STX auto-x limit)
wheel offset: +48
tire size: 245/40-17
suspension: KW V3, GC front camber plates
fender mods: Aggressive rear w/ no pull, none in front
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Old 07-09-2011, 12:08 PM   #7
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added to the format to include more information which most of you have already added
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Old 07-09-2011, 09:08 PM   #8
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year:2004
model:STi
motorsport:Track
wheel model:NT03+m
wheel size:18x10.5
wheel offset:30
tire size:285/30-18
suspension:RCE T2 600/500
alignment:TBD
fender mods:Cut front and rear w/ flares
spacers:Hub/Wheel centric 20mm
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Old 07-10-2011, 12:07 AM   #9
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Year: 1997
Model: Legacy 2.5GT sedan
Motorsport: Auto-x and track days
Rim model: Volk TE-37
Rim size: 15x8"
Rim offset: +45mm
Tire brand/model: Kumho V710
Tire size: 225/50-15
Suspension: RCE T2s (for a GD)
Alignment: Unknown. Hasn't been aligned in 18 months or more, in which time I installed the T2s with Cusco camber plates, then installed GD STI front control arms and a Whiteline roll center kit, then installed Vorshlag camber plates. Lots of front camber, not as much rear camber, eyeball'd toe so the steering wheel is straight.
Fender mods: Rolled rears, removed rubber strip from rear lip
Spacers: Nope


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Old 07-10-2011, 12:51 AM   #10
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Old 07-10-2011, 01:48 AM   #11
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year: 2006
model: wrx
motorsport: on/off ramps, touge, track
wheel model: Rota Torque
wheel size: 18x8.5
wheel offset: +48
tire brand/model: Toyo R1-R
tire size: 255/35/18
suspension: Eibach prokit, 24mm adj Sways
alignment: none yet
fender mods:Slight Roll
spacers: none
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:01 PM   #12
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year: 2004
model: sti
motorsport: Auto X
wheel model: Rota DPT
wheel size: 18x9.5
wheel offset: +44
tire brand/model: Toyo R888
tire size: 265-35-18
suspension: RCE T'2 f/r sways, every bushing replaced, vorshlag rear plates at full negative (gives more wheel clearance for high offset) struts are slotted to get positive camber back, Ground-Control front plates.
alignment: -2.5 f -2 r 0 toe 7 caster
fender mods: front rolled rear/pull 7~mm
spacers: none








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Old 07-11-2011, 10:22 PM   #13
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how do you not rub at full lock? i rubbed with an 18x9.5 +40 and 265/35/18 victoracers...but my car is a bit lower than yours.

i don't rub at all with a 17x10 +38 and 255s which will soon have 265s.
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Old 07-13-2011, 11:26 AM   #14
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I dont know its close but doesnt rub. I'm at 13.75" front. My wheels touch the front of my fender liners.
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Old 07-17-2011, 05:29 PM   #15
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Default HELP!!!!!! ENKEI NT03 18X9.5 27MM how wide can i go????

I have Enkei NT03's that are 18x9.5 with a 27 offset.

the car currently has 245/40/18's on right now and I had Rally Armour mudflaps on but took them off because I had a slight rubbing issue with the spacer for one of the screws inside the mud gaurd that holds the mudflaps in.

I took them off so now I have no rubbing issues but now I'd like to go with a wider tires....

I'm thinking 275/35/18 Dunlap Direzza Z1 Star Specs

Need help because i'm looking to do this on Wednesday, Also i'm going for wider tires so that I can get more grip on the track because the car is killing the 245's on the track and they def. dont have the level of grip i'm looking for.

Thanks in advance guys
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Old 07-18-2011, 01:14 AM   #16
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I dont know its close but doesnt rub. I'm at 13.75" front. My wheels touch the front of my fender liners.
interesting. i'll have to test fit again because all i heard was rubbing when i had a set of 18x9.5 +40 with 265/35/18s on

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I have Enkei NT03's that are 18x9.5 with a 27 offset.

the car currently has 245/40/18's on right now and I had Rally Armour mudflaps on but took them off because I had a slight rubbing issue with the spacer for one of the screws inside the mud gaurd that holds the mudflaps in.

I took them off so now I have no rubbing issues but now I'd like to go with a wider tires....

I'm thinking 275/35/18 Dunlap Direzza Z1 Star Specs

Need help because i'm looking to do this on Wednesday, Also i'm going for wider tires so that I can get more grip on the track because the car is killing the 245's on the track and they def. dont have the level of grip i'm looking for.

Thanks in advance guys
i would stick with 255/35/18 or 265/35/18. it'd help if you gave us the information requested in the first post
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:34 PM   #17
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year:2004
model:STi
motorsport:Track
wheel model:NT03+m
wheel size:18x10.5
wheel offset:30
tire size:285/30-18
suspension:RCE T2 600/500
alignment:TBD
fender mods:Cut front and rear w/ flares
spacers:Hub/Wheel centric 20mm
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:36 AM   #18
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Default Help on rim size rpf1

Okay so i want to start tracking my car within the next year these rims are light i heard they're pretty nice for the track how wide and what offset is recommended?
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Old 07-24-2011, 04:41 AM   #19
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wheels

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cars have wheels
wheels have rims
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:30 PM   #20
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Okay so i want to start tracking my car within the next year these rims are light i heard they're pretty nice for the track how wide and what offset is recommended?
we're going to need more information. desired tire size, suspension mods, fender mods, alignment.
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Old 07-26-2011, 03:28 PM   #21
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cars have wheels
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Thus, logically, cars have rims.
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Thus, logically, cars have rims.
But installing a rim (or barrel), without a center disc... won't get you anywhere!
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Old 08-02-2011, 08:09 AM   #23
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What's the more "correct" tire width for a 9" wheel, 255/40/17 or 265/40/17? I know both are well within spec, is the difference so close that it just comes down to the particular tire brand?
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I run 255/40-17 on 17x9 +45 or +49. I think that's ideal if you don't want to do a lot of fender mods. 265/40-17 is starting to get a bit large in diameter, and will require some sort of roll/pull of the fenders. Also, there are a lot less choices in 265/40-17.
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What's the more "correct" tire width for a 9" wheel, 255/40/17 or 265/40/17? I know both are well within spec, is the difference so close that it just comes down to the particular tire brand?
245/40/17 - 255/40/17
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